7.4 out of 10

Driggs Ave, Williamsburg

Ranked 2nd best street in Williamsburg
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Great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5

"Less crowded than Bedford but just as "cool""

Driggs has a lot less traffic than neighboring Bedford but definitely still has the Willyburg vibe. There's not a ton going on on this street but there is so much surrounding it, that out of all the streets surrounding the Bedford stop, this is one of the better ones to live on.
Driggs Ave Pizza is actually pretty good in an area where most of the pizza is mediocre at best. I would say it's worth the extra block from the train to pick up a slice here rather than any of the places on Bedford. And, it's been family owned and operated since 1968. If they could manage to stay afloat back when Williamsburg was a hot mess, that has to count for something, right?
Crif Dogs Brooklyn Outpost just went in on Driggs as well. I'm not a huge hot dog kind of person, but people swear by these things. So, it's nice that Willy is finally getting some attention on that front. Pies N Thighs is a pretty awesome chicken place on the corner of Driggs and South 4th. It's the best I've had in the city thus far. There's not much in the way of bars on Driggs. It doesn't have nearly the bustle that Bedford or even some of the number streets (like 6th) seem to have. And, most of the restaurants are more takeout places than actual dining experiences.
But, where Driggs really brings the heat is vintage shopping. There are some of the best vintage shops in the city on Driggs. Junk is an aptly named basement sort of thrift store. If you're into eclectic home stuff, this place has a motherload of it. Next door is Buffalo Exchange. It's always hit or miss whether this beats out nearby Beacon's Closet. But, I often find things at this Buffalo and it really is the best one in the city. I've scored a gorgeous cashmere sweater here for 15 bucks. It's particularly great if you're not a hipster. All of those items get snatched up pretty quickly.
Driggs is a little sleepier than Bedford, which I prefer. The apartments are pretty much all old and crummy on this street but that's how apartments in Willy are in general. It's a pretty safe street too because it's a very young street so it's still pretty people-filled late at night. If you're young, this is a great street to live on.
  • Shopping
  • Proximity to fun
  • Dirty
  • Hipsters
  • Noisy all the time
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"All the comforts of home plus trendy scene"

This is my old Brooklyn dwelling – it’s a great residential street, and I paid a great price for rent, though I may have just gotten lucky. I lived right above a bar and a restaurant on the corner of North 8th Street, but the noise was actually pretty minimal (well, for New York). Driggs is just one block from Bedford, and it features some cafes and restaurants of its own (like most avenues in Williamsburg).
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

"On Driggs Street"

Driggs Street is a great one in this wonderful Brooklyn neighborhood which is filled with people and things to do. I like this area of town immensely and think that you should consider it if you're thinking of moving to another part of the city. This neighborhood, filled with diversity, is the perfect representation of what Brooklyn is all about.
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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